Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
A healthy weight is very important to the overall well-being of your dog. Excessive weight gain may be due to a high-calorie intake, sedentary life, or possibly an endocrine/hormonal disorder. Being overweight can predispose your dog to a variety of conditions, especially joint diseases.
A dog is considered overweight when it’s “body condition” (essentially, it’s a fat percentage) is above ideal. Signs would be: excessive fat carrying over the ribs, loss of a “tummy tuck” or side profile, and loss of a waist on top profile.
Are some breeds prone to obesity?
Some breeds are more prone to obesity, such as Labrador retrievers, Beagles and Golden retrievers. However, any breed of dog can become obese, especially with calorie-rich foods and treats that are available in this day and age.
Why should my dog have a weight loss consultation at the hospital?
A weight-loss consultation is very important. As mentioned previously, it is important to determine the cause of the weight gain and the appropriate cause of action. At the hospital, your veterinary team can come up with a feeding plan and timeline for your dog’s weight loss, leading to an overall happier and healthier life
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519.428.2630. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will meet you at the front vestibule to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will meet you at the front vestibule to return your pet and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. We will take the payment over the phone and a team member will meet you at the side door for your order pick up.
You can also use our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Queensway Veterinary Hospital